18-year-old dies in head-on crash with tree near Brainerd

An 18-year-old was killed in a head-on crash with a tree near Brainerd over the weekend. 

The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office says it responded to a crash at 4:42 p.m. on Saturday at the intersection of Thorson Road and Mill Road for a single-vehicle crash that led to a car fire. 

Authorities said Alexis Laughton was driving a 2008 Saturn Vue when she left the roadway and hit a tree head-on. She was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The crash is under investigation.